This opportunity will expose students to experiences in career fields of interest in a local government setting. These positions are classified as temporary and do not qualify for benefits.

Each department will have its own internship job description and duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Some of the tasks that interns will be involved in will include:

  • Managing special projects
  • Research
  • Data analysis
  • Creating correspondence
  • Conducting surveys
  • Includes some clerical work including data entry tasks, filing, copying, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered for an internship position with the Town of Chapel Hill, candidates must:

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate program from an accredited college or university
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills
  • Be proficient with computers and software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Be eager to learn and able to work independently

Supplemental Information

Each intern will be paid an hourly rate of $8.33 per hour up to $1,000 total per semester.

Students will work on average 12 to 15 hours per week depending on schedules and the needs of the department. Each department can be flexible depending on the schedule availability of the student, but hours will generally fall between 8:30am and 5:00pm Monday through Friday.

Departments Include:

  • Mayor’s Office
  • Town Manager’s Office
  • Communications & Public Affairs
  • Human Resources Development
  • Business Management
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Public Works
  • Engineering
  • Inspections
  • Construction & Streets
  • Solid Waste
  • Facilities Management
  • Stormwater
  • Planning
  • Parks & Recreation and Cultural Arts
  • Library
  • Housing
  • Fire
  • Police
  • Transit
  • Economic Development

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About Town of Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill has built a reputation as being a leader in North Carolina on social, economic and environmental issues. The Council has introduced programs to holistically address issues of sustainability through social equity, economic vitality and environmental protection. With the passionate involvement of our citizens, we intend to move toward becoming a sustainable community.